“By David a psalm, the earth is to Hashem and its fullness, the inhabited land and those who dwell in it.” Many have the minhag to say chapter 24 of T’hilim on Rosh HaShanah night, before the completion of davening Maariv. The Aron Kodesh is opened, and each verse is recited by the chazan and repeated by the congregation. It is to be said slowly and with great emotion.

According to the Arizal (Pri Eitz Chaim 25:87), it is the minhag to say the mizmor, song, of LaShem HaAretz U’m’loah. It is brought down in the s’farim ha’k’doshim that saying this mizmor is a s’gulah for parnasah, for one’s livelihood. The Midrash explains: “Everything that klal Yisrael eats in this world is in the z’chus of emunah in HaKadosh Baruch Hu.”

Psalm 24 brings the blessing of prosperity because it promises Hashem’s blessing to those who serve Him with sincerity. The Gemara tells us of an extremely wealthy individual who lived in Ludkia, and before serving his lavish banquet he would always recite this verse. Rashi explains that we are not allowed to have hanaah, benefit, from this world “until we bless Hashem with making a brachah. Therefore, it is recited on the eve of Rosh HaShanah when we pray for G-d’s blessing (Shaarei Brachah).

On Rosh Hashanah, we want to be zocheh to a year of parnasah; therefore, the s’gulah for that is to accept upon ourselves with emunah sh’leimah, complete faith, that HaKadosh Baruch Hu was, is, and will be, “And His kingdom reigns over all” (T’hilim 103:19). If one will have the complete faith, he will therefore be zocheh to have parnasah.

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(Please recite Psalms 20, 30, 88, 121, and 130.)

Esther Hadasah bas Devorah

Yafah bas Monavar

Chaim Avraham ben Shifrah Zisel

Moshe ben Henna

Yosef David ben Sarah Rasha

Yisrael Meir ben Daphna Bruriah

Efrat bas Oshra

Yosef ben Tovah

Yaakov ben Yehudis

Yonasan ben Sofia

Ruth bas Miryam

Elisheva bas Miriam

David Chayim ben Leah

Tzviah bas Sheindel

Tinok ben Moriah T’mimah

Issac ben Dinah

Rabbanit Mazal Tov Rira bas Simchah

Sarah bas Yafah

Meir Peretz ben Chayah Malkah

Chaim Yehudah ben Leah

Chayah Ayalah bas Tali

Leah Nacha bas Esther Bryna